Bennettsville officer injured after patrol vehicle overturns during pursuit, officials say
BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) – A Bennettsville police officer was injured in an early-morning crash on Tuesday, authorities said.
According to information from the Bennettsville Police Department, officers were called to the area of the Highway 15 and Highway 401 Bypass shortly before 1 a.m. to assist the McColl Police Department in locating a red truck that was seen doing burnouts in the parking lot of the IGA in McColl.
Officers found the vehicle and were trying to conduct a traffic stop when the driver fled at a high rate of speed toward Jennings Street and Main Street in Bennettsville, authorities said.
The suspect lost control of the vehicle and struck a home on Main Street, according to Bennettsville police. The officer’s vehicle struck a concrete column, law enforcement said.
Police took the suspect into custody and the officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision, a press release stated.
The suspect’s name and specific charges were not immediately available.
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